Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

Revision Revisited

Remember that book? Yeah, I know. I kind of forgot about it too. The manuscript of the novel I wrote during NaNoWriMo last year has been sitting on my desk since the beginning of this year. When I pulled it … Continue reading

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NaNoEdMo & the Return of the Novel

It’s been a while since I wrote about the whole NaNoWriMo experience. Just over a month ago, I took the draft back out of the drawer I’d placed it in at the end of November, and have spent the time … Continue reading

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Return of the NaNo Novel

I realized a couple of days ago that I had an anniversary of sorts coming up. Tomorrow will be one month since I finished my novel for NaNoWriMo. That’s when I actually finished the story, as opposed to when I … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Novelist

It is finished. Sometime around two o’clock this morning, I wrote the last words in the last scene of my novel for National Novel Writing Month. The button pictured here was given to me by a fellow metro-D.C. NaNoWriMo participant, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Winner

Oh shit. I totally hadn’t expected this to happen today. I’ve been writing off and on all day, and I’d entered the new word count from my word processing program, which had me at about 50+ words over the 50K … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: the Last Mile

Just a quick update on NaNoWriMo. After last night, I’ve passed the 45K mark, and some intensive writing after Parker’s bedtime has gotten me to the point where the most critical parts of the story are written. All that’s left, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Week Three

It’s hard to believe I’m rounding the bend on week three of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but it’s true. And after clocking in at 34,145 words yesterday, with the likelihood that I’ll break the 35,000 word mark later tonight, … Continue reading

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Quick NaNoWriMo Update

Just thought I’d share a quick update on my progress in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). It was two days later than I’d planned, but last night I officially passed the 25,000 word halfway point, clocking in at 27,541 words … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Week Two

I’m now past the second week of my participation in National Novel Writing Month. In the record of my month-long novel writing experience, this will go down as the week that NaNoWriMo kicked my ass. I’d been warned by old … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Week One

Yesterday was the end of week one in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), so I thought it was time or an update for those who’re interested. If you’re just coming across this blog via this post, I announced back in … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: T Minus One

No, I haven’t forgotten about National Novel Writing Month; NaNoWriMo for short. It’s just that I’ve become a bit superstitious, and find myself believing that the one sure way not to get the thing written is to talk about it … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Update

So, I’m still in the game as far as National Novel Writing Month is concerned. I’ve decided on a story. According to the rules, I can’t start actually writing it until November 1st. There’s no rule, however, against sketching out … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: In Which I Realize What I’ve Done

It only took a couple of days to sink in. I think it was today when I was having some down-time at Borders Books before going to the DemsTV taping. I looked up at all those books, and realized that … Continue reading

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A Novel Idea

I don’t know if anyone noticed, but back when I did the seven-things meme, I listed the following as one of the “things I plan to do before I die”: 1. Write a book It’s been an ambition of mine … Continue reading

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